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Davey Bulletin July-August 2018

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides residential and commercial tree service and landscape service throughout North America. Read our Flipbooks for helpful tips and information on proper tree and lawn care.

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31 July/August 2018 | THE DAVEY BULLETIN TRAINING FELLOW EMPLOYEES HIGHLIGHT OF 32-YEAR CAREER 1. Plan for Retirement: "Work hard, but buy Davey stock. Buy it weekly, buy it however you can buy it. I think the best thing you can tell any employee today is to buy stock. Too many people today can't retire because they haven't planned for it. This company has given you everything to plan for it. People don't think it's going to get here and then it does." 2. Biggest Lesson: "I learned the company motto, "Do it right or not at all" means something. There's a real value to doing things the right way. Shortcuts just aren't going to create the reputation you want. It's expected of us to do it the right way and they hold us to it. We need to hold ourselves to it, too. When the time comes to do something slightly different, do it the right way because it's what we do." 3. Greatest Accomplishment: "Looking back at everything, being a district manager. But, I think my biggest accomplishment if I'm being honest with myself, I had the opportunity to work with and train some great people in the company. I look at it as someone took the time to train me, and I felt it was something obligatory on my end to prepare them to be able to do it right." Retirees! Want to appear in Retiree Corner? To be featured, send us an email at bulletin@davey.com or call 800-447-1667 ext. 8615. RETIREE CORNER In 1982, Michael Jackson released his iconic Thriller album. Walt Disney World opened the EPCOT center. And Tom Swearingen embarked on his own thrilling 32-year career with Davey. Swearingen began his career as a lawn technician in the Detroit market. In 1993, he became the assistant district manager of the South Detroit R/C office. Swearingen ended his career in 2015 as the district manager of the South Detroit R/C office, which he took over in 2004. Since retiring, Swearingen has been spending time with his wife and family, especially his grandchildren. WORDS OF WISDOM FROM SWEARINGEN'S 32-YEAR CAREER: Tom Swearingen worked for Davey for 32 years. Above left: The white oak tree that towers over John Davey's grave. Above: The tree was transplanted in 1930, which means it's more than 88 years old. Below: John Davey's headstone bears the inscription "Father of Tree Surgery." His grave is at the eastern edge of Standing Rock Cemetery, near the Cuyahoga River.

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